Morning Buzz: Rodgers reinforces pro mentality
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The Packers held their last public practice Monday prior to taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers in their second preseason game on Thursday night.
We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s look at Aaron Rodgers hoping to play in that Thursday night contest.
It has been nearly 11 months since Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers played at Lambeau Field, and if he’s going to play at all before the real games begin, it would seem logical to reintroduce him to the place where he’ll play the majority of his football this season.
The Packers have one home exhibition game left, and all indications are that Rodgers will see his only snaps of the summer against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.
“I think I’ll probably play this week,” Rodgers said after practice Monday. “I’d like to in front of our fans. Being that we have the first two at home it would be nice to get out there, back on Lambeau. Obviously, when I came back from my injury, I was on the road.
“So, I haven’t played at home for a long time.”
Rodgers’ last appearance at Lambeau came against this year’s opening-week opponent, the Chicago Bears, on Sept. 28. After breaking his right collarbone against Minnesota on Oct. 15, he played only one more game — at Carolina on Dec. 17.
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